Porsche Cayman S Engine Replacement RennsportKC

Had this Cayman come into the shop from out of state for an engine swap. Poor thing is on it’s third motor, by judging by the license plate, it has seen it’s share of track time 😉

Time to start pulling this bad boy out!

First we need to suck down the A/C system though as this motor is too hard to try and hang the compressor. Easier to just reclaim, disconnect the lines, then recharge.

A lot of digging to disconnect the engine harness.

And then a lot of stuff underneath to remove!

But after a little work, out she comes 🙂

No joke, I pulled rocks the size of my first out from on top of the belly pans where they had punched through the plastic. Maybe it is a rally cross car 😉 Note the dirt buildup that has completely filled the voids on the engine.

Slowly swapping all the components from one engine to the replacement engine. There is a ton of crap to swap over, it takes time to do it right and make sure everything is routed as the factory intended. Since this is the 2nd motor, I am finding a lot of broken connectors, etc from whomever swapped this engine in.

Getting closer.

With the other engine table tied up right now, having to swap stuff down onto the ground sucks.

So once I was about done pulling things off the old motor, I got them swapped so I could work at chest level again!

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Jeff Whealen

December 17, 2012 at 11:38 AM

What caused it to fail? IMS?


    December 17, 2012 at 12:55 PM

    987’s and 997’s typically don’t have IMS issues, but the 987’s are known to have main bearing issues.

      Jeff Whealen

      December 19, 2012 at 12:36 PM

      Similar to a 944’s rod bearing issue?


        December 19, 2012 at 12:44 PM

        mmmmmm similar in the fact that a bearing fails due to starvation.


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